When I first heard about the attacks on Paris this past Friday I like the rest of the world was shocked, stunned, and saddened. I remember my husband texting me and then I received 3 other texts from friends asking me if I had heard the news. I sat glued to my television pretty much the rest of the night watching with heart ache for the city I love. Heartbroken for the families of the victims and heartbroken for all Parisians. Sometimes we live in a cruel world and I wonder how I will explain events like this to London one day. But, I also can’t wait to share Paris with her and to let her know even though life is horrific at times, it’s still the most amazing journey ever. It wasn’t until Sunday morning that I started to see this hashtag #parisisaboutlife all over Instagram and all the wonderful pictures people were posting about celebrating life in Paris. The French people were not letting evil take over their way of life, instead they were heading back out onto the streets, back to the cafes, and back to the life they know. I read the most wonderful blog post today from love in the city of lights, and it was such a thoughtful reflection of what the city is going through right now. They are praying and mourning for the ones who’s lives were cut too short, but celebrating love and life just as it should be every day. My brother asked me last night if Paris is forever changed for me now and I thought about it for just a second. Not at all. VIVE LA FRANCE.